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27.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Europe's top climbers converge in Italy's Val di Fassa

The IFSC European Climbing Championship (Lead and Speed) wil take place from 29 June - 1 July 2017 at Campitello di Fassa in Italy's Val di Fassa. Over 150 athletes will compete, with favourites for the lead title including Romain Desgranges, Stefano Ghisolfi , Adam Ondra and Domen Škofic.

26.06.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

Adam Ondra climbing towards the world’s first 9c

Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra who at Flatanger in Norway is currently attempting a route he believes might merit a 9c grade, meaning it would be the hardest sport climb in the world.

25.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2017: India live

Live streaming of the finals of the sixth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017, currently taking place in Navi Mumbai, India

24.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos 9a+ sends from Austria to Ceüse

German climber Alexander Megos has made fast ascents of three 9a+ sports climbs: Jungle Boogie at Ceuse in France, Companion of Change in Austria’s Zillertal and Clash of the Titans at Götterwandl.

23.06.2017 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Monte Limbara and the new trad climbing in Sardinia

The latest trad climbs at Monte Limbara on the North of Sardinia, first ascended by Maurizio Oviglia and Filippo Manca. Oviglia provides the report.

22.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

C'était demain, the first 8A boulder problem in Fontainebleau

The series The Classics | Boulder introduces C'était demain, the famous first 8A boulder problem at Fontainebleau in France. Jakob Schubert and Anna Stöhr attempt to repeat the bloc first climbed in the cradle of bouldering by French climbing champion Jacky Godoffe back in 1984.

21.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Around 9a, Stefano Carnati

With Action Directe, Goldrake, Underground to name just three, the Italian climber Stefano Carnati has proven he can climb 9a. This video is dedicated not to these climbs, but to this mythical grade in sport climbing.

21.06.2017 by Alberto De Giuli in Alpinism

Dent Blanche and Wandfluegrat, the normal South Ridge route

Mountaineering in Switzerland: Italian mountain guide Alberto De Giuli introduces the famous Wandfluegrat, also referred to as the Dent Blanche South Ridge (4357m), the classic alpine ridge high above Val d'Herens in Switzerland’s canton Valais.

20.06.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Aaron Durogati and the unmissable, ever-changing air of Red Bull X-Alps 2017

Interview with paragliding champion Aaron Durogati who on 2 July will lift off from Salzburg in Austria and take part in his third Red Bull X-Alps, the 1100km race by paraglider or on foot across the Alps all the way to Monte Carlo.

20.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma climbs huge Pont d’Arc Deep Water Solo

American rock climber Chris Sharma has made the first ascent of a circa 30m high deep water solo climb on Pont d’Arc, Ardèche, France.

19.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Paul Pritchard: Lowest to Highest in Australia crowdfunding campaign

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to finance a film documenting a team of five disabled friends as they make the never previously attempted journey from the lowest to the highest point in Australia. In September 2017 Paul Pritchard, Duncan Meerding, Conrad Wainsboroug, Walter van Praag and Daniel Kojta will travel more than 2000km from Kati Thanda (-15m) to Mount Kosciuszko (2228m).

19.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ghisolfi, Puccio, Leslie-Wujastyk and Chanourdie: women’s climbing galore

A brief roundup of the latest sport climbing and bouldering sends carried out by Claudia Ghisolfi, Alex Puccio, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Katrin Gründler and Julia Chanourdie.

17.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

A Bird's Eye View of Yosemite Valley

The video clip filmed by Luis Manzaneda with his drone of El Capitan, Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley, USA.

16.06.2017 by Tommy Caldwell in Climbing

Why Alex Honnold's Free Solo of El Cap Scared Me. By Tommy Caldwell

We have kindly received permission by both Outside Magazine and Tommy Caldwell to republish Caldwell's article about Alex Honnold and his incredible first free solo of El Capitan (Yosemite Valley, USA) via the climb Freerider.

16.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Trad climbing video: James Pearson climbs Le Voyage at Annot

The video of British climber James Pearson and his first ascent of Le Voyage, a trad climb at Annot that checks is as one of the hardest single pitch pure trad routes in France.

15.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Yosemite Misty Wall first free ascent by Sasha DiGiulian and Jon Cardwell

On 27 May 2017 Sasha DiGiulian and Jon Cardwell made the first free ascent of Misty Wall up the west Face of Sentinel in Yosemite, USA.

15.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

First Ascent, the Kunyang Chhish East film featuring Simon Anthamatten, Matthias and Hansjörg Auer

The film First Ascent is now available on demand, documenting Austria’s Hansjörg Auer and Matthias Auer and Switzerland’s Simon Anthamatten climbing the hitherto virgin Kunyang Chhish East in Karakoram (Pakistan) in July 2013.

14.06.2017 by Mauro Dell'Antonia in Climbing

Rivoluzione, Mauro Dell’Antonia claims Lumignano's first 9a

Sport climbing: the report by Mauro Dell'Antonia who last May at Lumignano (Italy) made the first ascent of ‘Rivoluzione’ . The 51-year-old Venetian climber has suggested 9a and, should this be confirmed, then this would make the climb the hardest at this historical crag.

13.06.2017 by Marco Cordin in Alpinism

Tempi Moderni on Marmolada, a young adventure in the Dolomites

18-year-old Marco Cordin's retraces his recent repeat, together with the 16-year-old Pietro Garzon, of Tempi Moderni up the South Face of Marmolada. First climbed in 1982 by Heinz Mariacher and Luisa Iovane, this is one of the most famous rock climbs in the Dolomites.

12.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ticket crack - the crack climbing masterpiece

Urban climbing in Belgium: Sébastien Berthe, Florian Delcoigne, Pierre Mertens, Pablo Recourt and Loic Debry attempt 'The Ticket Crack' at Groenendael railway station close to Brussels.

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